The continuation of each of these trends clearly points to an expectation that completion rates would decline further as well, which is precisely what we observed. Cost considerations appeared to combine with these shifts, resulting in an overall jump in the percentage of students choosing to enroll in community colleges. Confronting the odds: Students at risk and the pipeline to higher education (Statistical Analysis Report, nces 98-094).
Completion rates declined in both public and private four-year institutions. Imputation OF values FOR gender The Clearinghouses coverage of student gender has increased dramatically for enrollments occurring in recent years. The report mainly focuses on students first completion, with further distinctions drawn between completions awarded at the institution where a student first enrolled (his or her starting institution) and those awarded at an institution other than the starting institution.